How Did King Stephen Of England Die?


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It would be easy to say he died of a broken heart. His had signed away his kingdom to the Hiers of Henry II and had just lost his eldest son and wife while his second son broke his thigh in an accident.
However he suffered badly from piles and possibly died from infection caused by this common malady. A young Thomas Becket was present at his death at Dover, and it was reported that he was preparing to go on crusade/pilgrimage to Jerusalem with a number of high ranking nobles. When asked of course, many nobles would always say this was thier intention.

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